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    Service Ride Control - Escalade ESV

    I just bought a '04 Escalade ESV yesterday and now it's showing this message "Service Ride Control".

    Has anyone got this message on their Escalade. The used car dealer said that I just need to check the tire pressure.

    I checked the "Service Ride Control" thread in the tech section, but it's mostly about Seviles and Devilles.


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    Re: Service Ride Control - Escalade ESV

    I posted a similar question about the same message on my 05 escalade. I have an appointment with the dealer's service department tomorrow so I will post about what comes out of that. I also noticed that looking from the back the drivers side looked lower than the passenger side. I parked the truck in my shop on a flat concrete floor and measured. Sure enough one side is lower than the other by over 2". Hopefully it isnt anything major, but I wonder if being lopsided is triggering a sensor causing the service ride control message?

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    Re: Service Ride Control - Escalade ESV

    After you restart the truck did the message come back? It not uncommon for that message to be displayed every so often, but it usually goes away upon restarting the truck. There are many things it could be, you have to get a Tech II Tool or equ to check for codes so you can find the problem.

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    Re: Service Ride Control - Escalade ESV

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvone View Post
    After you restart the truck did the message come back? It not uncommon for that message to be displayed every so often, but it usually goes away upon restarting the truck. There are many things it could be, you have to get a Tech II Tool or equ to check for codes so you can find the problem.
    I restarted it several times and after the "Driver 1" message the "Service Ride Control" message appears, but only after starting the engine. When I switch to the odometer screen, the "SRC" doesn't appear again. Maybe I need the dealer to reset the screen. I didn't notice anything different about the ride.

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    Re: Service Ride Control - Escalade ESV

    Quote Originally Posted by darthcaddy View Post
    I restarted it several times and after the "Driver 1" message the "Service Ride Control" message appears, but only after starting the engine. When I switch to the odometer screen, the "SRC" doesn't appear again. Maybe I need the dealer to reset the screen. I didn't notice anything different about the ride.
    Service Ride Control (Autoride for the GM Trucks), means that an internal fault has been detected in the air pump, or the shocks themselves.

    Heres an easy test to see whether the pump has failed or is disconnected... Roll the left rear window down, and then start the truck with all the accesories (A/C etc) turned off so you can listen, within about 5-10 secs. you should hear the pump cycle on for about another 5-10 seconds max, and then cycle off. It sounds like a quiet but audible hum.

    If you dont hear it, the pump is shot or disconnected. Otherwise, Youll need a code reading tool to determine what is setting the internal DTC to find out what specific error it is throwing, or of course, a trip to the dealer as you should still be under warranty.

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    Re: Service Ride Control - Escalade ESV

    The dealer replaced the suspension compressor. Fixed...no more Service Ride Control message

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    Re: Service Ride Control - Escalade ESV

    if you bought it from a dealer take it back and make them fix it or you don't want it. that will make them listen. I believe in most states they have to give you so many days to bring it back. check your local laws. They dont want the vehicle back and they don't want a bad name.

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    Re: Service Ride Control - Escalade ESV

    Check behind the front wheels and see if one of the bars for the front sensors fell off. My passenger side one keeps falling off and it throws out the same message.

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    Re: Service Ride Control - Escalade ESV

    I needed a yaw sensor on the front axle when my SSS light came on.
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    Re: Service Ride Control - Escalade ESV

    has anyone opted for the dorman pump over the Arnott? I replaced with the arnott about 18 months ago and it failed after about 12 (just outside of their warranty) the pump was fine but the exhaust solenoid had failed. they were nice enough to send me a new solenoid, but it failed after about a month. Seems to me there is an issue with dryer. Ive ordered new rear shocks and once installed, I'm going to replace the pump, but I'm thinking about replacing with dorman fully assembled unit over the Arnott pump only/dryer rebuild kit...not a huge price diff. if the original pump lasted 8 yrs, the arnott did not measure up.

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